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romney and first lady michelle obama, they made campaign stops in the battleground state of virginia today. romney in fairfax, the first lady two stops in richmond and fredericksburg. that's where we find julie carey tonight, following both campaigns. hey, julie. >> reporter: hey there. they're breaking things down here. about 30 minutes ago this gym was packed with supporters as michelle obama wrapped up an energy rally here. at the competing rallies today, sorrow over the losses in libya, and a reminder yet again that northern virginia could decide this election. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax, and the gop presidential candidate began by acknowledging the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the deaths of four diplomats there. >> we're in mourning. we've lost four of our diplomats across the world. we're thinking about their families, and those that they've left behind. >> reporter: five hours later at the university of mary washington, michelle obama made her second virg
for college and student loans. michelle obama reminded folks there are only 54 more days in the election. stumping in richmond before coming here to fredericksburg, she rallied to get out the vote. she said her husband isn't done fixing the economy. a huge applause came when chef talked about a woman's right -- she talked about a woman's right to choose, same sex marriage. the commonwealth plays a crucial role in the elections with less than two weeks to go. in fredericksburg, virginia, surae chinn, 9 news now. >>> president obama was campaigning in golden, colorado, today. tomorr he has no public schedule. >>> more than three years after the 2009 metro tragedy at ft. totten, the faulty electronic train detection system has finally been fixed. that's according to the national transportation safety board. in all the ntsb checked five items off its safety recommendations list for metro today, but there are still a dozen more to go. >>> it is an abandoned apartment building that was not only an eyesore, but a haven for crooks. now as reporter ken molestina explains, it's a new beginning in
this afternoon. it's been a busy political week in virginia. in addition to romney, first lady michelle obama was also in the state yesterday visiting richmond and fredericksburg. >>> a new poll shows that president obama holds a five-point lead over mitt romney in virginia. the nbc news/wall street journal poll shows the president leading mitt romney by five points. he holds a similar lead in florida and seven points in ohio. >>> the president and first lady will welcome many of our olympic athletes to the white house this morning. president obama will honor the 2012 u.s. olympic and paralympic teams in a south lawn ceremony. one of the swimmers being honored, matt mcclain of loudoun county. he had a hand in helping america take the gold in the men's 4 by 200 relay. >>> next week the senate will take up a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. the house passed a bill that essentially puts the government on autopilot for six months. it includes the support of republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan even though it permits spending above the budget he authored this spring. >>> t
the actors in that controversial film say they were tricked into participating. >>> first lady michelle obama was also campaigning in virginia today, and just about an hour she'll be speaking at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. she will meet with the grass roots network at the college. earlier this afternoon she spoke to supporters in richmond at the center stage carpenter theater. julie carey is waiting for the first lady now to begin, and she'll have a live report starting tonight right here on news4 at 5:00. >>> the hottest couple in hip-hop is getting ready to throw some big money into the presidential race. beyonce and jay-z are hosting a $40,000 per plate fund-raiser at jay-z's club. the fund-raiser will be held next tuesday with no more than 100 guests. >>> more than 2,000 people packed the national cathedral day to say farewell to the first man on the moon. a public memorial took place for neil armstrong. nbc's chris clackum has more on the tribute to the man who made one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: diana's cover of the sinatra favorite proved especially f
in harrisonburg. that will be about 2:00. >> first lady michelle obama will also be in the commonwealth today campaigning for her husband. mrs. obama will speak to supporters in richmond at 2:00 this afternoon. then she'll head to fredericksburg where she'll speak to the campaign's grass roots network at the university of mary washington around 5:00 tonight. president obama, meanwhile, is trying to win votes in a critical western swing state. he arrived in aurora last night after a campaign seepeech in la vegas. later he'll speak in golden, colorado, in jefferson county, which helped the president to win in 2008, what was previously considered a red county. that is making it a popular battleground with both mitt romney and paul ryan having visited in recent weeks. >>> today we will learn just how long you can expect interest rates to stay at record lows. fed chairman ben bernanke will hold a news conference this afternoon after two days of meetings by the reserves open market committee. he's expected to announce that interest rates will remain near zero into 2015. the fed may also announce an
to politicize the attacks. >>> virginia is decision 2012 central today. michelle obama will be in the commonwealth speaking to people in richmond at 2:00 this afternoon. then she'll head to fredericksburg. there she will speak to the campaign's grass roots network at the university of mary washington around 5:00 tonight. >>> the president is setting his sights over winning over some votes in the western swing state. president obama arrived in aurora, colorado, overnight after a campaign speech in las vegas. later today he will speak at a grass roots rally in golden, colorado. golden is located in jefferson county, which helped the president to win in 2008, but was previously considered a red county. that is making it a popular battleground with both mitt romney and paul ryan having visited in recent weeks. >>> today we will learn just how long the federal reserve expects interest rates to remain at record lows. fed chairman ben bernanke will hold a news conference this afternoon after two days of meetings by the reserve's open market committee. he's expected to announce
at the democratic national convention, first lady michele obama is headed to virginia to campaign for her husband. the first stop will be in richmond. president obama won that state four years ago, the first democratic president -- presidential candidate. >>> a candidate is backing off statements that women who have abortions are more likely to have cancer. his campaign says that he was misinformed by misreading information. another republican, todd akin said that women can prevent pregnancy from legitimate rape. >>> over 100 police cars in montgomery county are out of service due to a potential safety issue. we will explain. >>> and another day on the picket line for teachers in chicago as the union fights behind closed doors. coming up next, the latest attempts to hammer out a deal. >>> and another chance to sound out about proposed toll hikes in northern virginia. where you can take your complaints tonight. >>> as we head to the break, another live look outside. another crystal clear morning. you'll need your sunglasses this morning. we'll get the latest traffic and weather from julie and tuck
in tease. >>> first lady michelle obama was in virginia thursday. her first stop downtown richmond. she later spoke to supporter at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. four years ago, president obama became the first democratic presidential candidate to carry the state in 44 years. >>> caught on tape, an elderly woman in texas yanked out of her car by a police officer. >> photos taken afterward show several bruises on the woman. family members believe the officer crossed the line. >> let me see your driver's license jail a give it to you in a minute. >> you give it to me now, i'm going to take you to jail. >> he controlled the entire situation and he made it go in the direction he did. he let it escalate. he controlled that. >> dash cam video shows the woman being pulled out of her car after she refused to show her identification. she told the officer she needed to use the bathroom first because she had a bladder infection. theolice department says the officer did not act inappropriately. >> that whole thing just really got out of control. >> quickly. >> a major breakth
, the first lady is also campaigning in virginia today making stops in richmond and fredericksburg. michelle obama is expected to speak to supporters about what's at stake for virginians in this election. virginia of course is a key battleground state. right now the race between the president and mr. romney is close. the president campaigns today in colorado. >>> as congress gears up to leave washington for the fall campaign the house is set to vote on a temporary spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. the bill will also allow spending [ indiscernible ] budget cap -- the bill includes measures like replenishing the funding for food stamps and welfare. vice-presidential candidate paul ryan will be making his first appearance at the capital to vote on the bill since earning the gop ticket. ryan is scheduled to rally in d.c. and virginia tomorrow. >>> new this morning, prince george's county police are asking for help in the search for a missing man. 6le-year-old george fairknot seen here last seen on september 7 driving in the district in the area of "h" street northeast heading towards
on e campaign trail. mitt romney is holding a rally park.an dyke michelle obama making stops in richmond and fredericksburg this afternoon. as we told you on "good morning there will be a memorial service for neil armstrong. the first man to walk on the moon. the service will be at the washington national cathedral. died last month at the age of old.ear- news channel 8 has an in-depth report coming up in a few minutes. malick check on the morning commute. >> thank you. good morning. heavy slow traffic out there, 66.cially eastbound for prince william parkway, on the brakes. 395, in a slow traffic as you head north of 14th street bridge from the mixing bowl. traveling in maryland, not too bad on the american legion bridge. still slow from route 12 georgia ave. let us get a check on our forecast. d morning. on the way. changes this was the fifth day in a row beautifulen the weather. hiccup have a bit of a tomorrow. fog starting to develop. 51 at reagan national. 61 in the district. and a slight chance of shower tomorrow afternoon. >> thank you for watching. it is 7:28. i like t
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